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bio website quietstars.com
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Adrian is passionate about building effective teams and great products. He co-founded Quietstars to help companies do that using Lean, Agile and UX practices.

You'll find him working with startup and product development teams — doing everything from coaching & teaching to hands on UX & dev work. With more than 15 years experience working with startups, established businesses and agencies Adrian is an active member of the Agile and Lean UX communities. He's also a mentor for Lean Startup Machine and speakup.io.

You'll often find him ranting in a corner of the bar about how agile, business and user experience folk need to play nice together. Be kind and buy him whisky.


May
25
comment Correct Placement of Newsletter Sign Up?
"Users won't signup the very first time they visit your site." — That is incorrect in my experience. From looking at when newsletter sign ups happen on multiple sites it's actually fairly common for people to sign up on a first visit. They've visited your site because they have an interest in it's content, and a newsletter is a fairly well understood way of remaining engaged.
May
25
answered Variable Password Requirements Help
May
25
comment Variable Password Requirements Help
@Renaud Many are hacked due to insufficient length. Those database hacks are (mostly) stealing encrypted passwords. Having shorter passwords means that those encrypted passwords are easier to crack. See lockdown.co.uk/?pg=combi for some out-of-date numbers.
May
25
comment Variable Password Requirements Help
@JonW The problem with password strength indicators is that most people misunderstand what a strong password is. They tend to add more "odd" characters rather than increase the length - when length is often the "best" option.
May
25
answered How usable are outlined buttons?
May
15
answered Why do some blogs show the full blog post in Home/Category page instead of an excerpt?
May
4
reviewed Approve Should I use Yes/No or Ok/Cancel on my message box?
Apr
24
comment What is a good name length limit?
Then possibly what you want is not a "name" field by a "how would you like to be addressed?" field?
Apr
23
answered What is a good name length limit?
Apr
23
answered When you take on an existing site how much should keep all content / function?
Apr
21
answered Bigger font sizes trend
Apr
8
answered What's the best way to get users to read a set of instructions for filling out a form?
Apr
2
answered Centralized UI/UX with Agile dev teams?
Apr
2
comment Does empty space really keep users from scrolling?
In addition to A/B testing - some good old fashioned usability testing can quickly show whether it will be a problem.
Mar
29
answered How many icons are reasonable?
Mar
29
comment The effect of black header
See ux.stackexchange.com/questions/28546/why-choose-dark-navbars/… ;-)
Mar
13
comment Benefit of “Twisty bottom” ballpoint pens over “Clicky tops”
Ah - good point. Didn't read it that way. The "harder to open accidentally" still applies ;-)
Mar
13
answered Benefit of “Twisty bottom” ballpoint pens over “Clicky tops”
Mar
7
comment Psychological pricing vs. being fair?
If you've not got the numbers then you never going to know what's going to work best. So best to focus the energy spent on figuring out exactly the right copy for the sign up page to the parts of the service that are getting you more people ;-)
Mar
6
answered Psychological pricing vs. being fair?